David Kinch’s fine dining emporium Manresa has been closed for two months following a summer blaze, but tonight it makes its grand return. The July fire ignited outside of the restaurant, resulting in close to $1 million in damage with valuable items permanently lost inside. The three-Michelin star Los Gatos restaurant has been teasing some ingredients it’ll be working with on Instagram over the past few days, including tile fish, squab, and chamomile.
Burgers down south
Local mini-chain Roam Artisan is opening its sixth location — and second in San Mateo — on October 1. It’ll join Blue Bottle, Fieldwork Brewing, and other businesses at Bay Meadows village, the former race track development by the Hillsdale Caltrain stop. Roam specializes in burgers with solid vegetarian and gluten-free options and rotating seasonal offerings, including a pumpkin pie milkshake that’s sure to be popular once the new spot opens at 3081 South Delaware Street, Suite C.
Ownership change in North Beach
Classic Italian restaurant Caffe Delucchi has new owners for the first time since it opened almost 20 years ago. It’s unclear whether the new ownership group — which also runs Paradise Pizza and Pasta in West Portal — will overhaul Caffe Delucchi or keep it the same.
Home-cooked food is legal now
Governor Jerry Brown just signed another food-related bill into law — this time, it allows Californians to sell food they’ve prepared at home starting January 1, 2019. There are, of course, lots of regulations, including permitting, health inspections, and insurance, but it’s estimated to be a more affordable option for folks kickstarting businesses than renting space in a commercial kitchen.